A Reflection of Dreams and Memories
A lifetime is a long time to love something, some might say. I believe that if you love something enough, it’ll last forever.
My love for art and drawing and painting started when I was very young. Decades later I am still learning, and still in love.
Each artwork has a story to tell. Some start as a dream, and others are born from a memory. Either way, each is special in its own way.
I hope that my reflection of dreams and memories, expressed through my art, inspires you.
Please note that about half of the artworks on this website are figurative art nudes. If you prefer to not see those, please choose “VIEW SOME ARTWORKS” above or select a specific art category link below.
INDIAN SUMMER by A.D. Cook
Paintings and Other Works
All works on this website were created by hand with traditional media and tools;
pencils, airbrushes, and assorted power tools; with paint, clay, and mixed media.
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
I feel blessed in discovering my passion for art at an early age. I always knew that someday I would be designing billboard size artworks. There was hardly a moment when I wasn’t drawing. Later, I learned to paint with a variety of mediums and honed my skills with pencils, brushes, and airbrushes to create epic artworks.
Art is a never-ending journey. I’m honored to share my dreams and memories with you here.
The birth of the modern car occurred in Germany over 150 years ago. The first internal combustion, a petroleum-fueled motorcycle came out of Germany 25 years later. In the United States, the Henry Ford Company was established in 1901. A year later it morphed into Cadillac Motor Company which Ford left, along with the rights to his name. A new Ford Motor Company emerged in 1903 in Detroit with backing from a dozen investors, including the Dodge brothers. The same year, 1903, Harley-Davidson was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its chief rival was the Indian Motorcycle Co. which had already emerged two years earlier, in 1901, from a bicycle manufacturer in Springfield, Massachusetts. Much has changed since those early automotive years, but perhaps nothing more so than styling in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, and America’s love affair with cars and motorcycles, which expressed itself artistically and culturally in so many ways.
Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, cars and motorcycles have not only been ubiquitous on the nation’s streets and highways, but also in the film, top forty hits, and in painting. With the emergence of photo-realism in the 1960s, motor vehicles assumed a special place of distinction as subject matter in the iconography of American art.
— David J Wagner, museum curator